Thursday, October 28

US Immigration: How Biden’s “Big Trouble” at the Border Encourages Republicans and Worries Democrats


  • Anthony Zurcher
  • BBC correspondent in Washington DC

President Joe Biden

Image source, Getty Images

Caption,

Most recent presidents have faced some form of immigration-related challenge during their tenure.

When Joe Biden took office in January, he faced two massive and interrelated crises: the coronavirus pandemic and its consequent economic consequences.

They were challenges as obvious as they were anticipated. Now, however, the president faces his first political crisis from a different direction: immigration, since the border between the United States and Mexico experiences a new increase in the number of undocumented persons.

The nature of the crisis is not new, as most recent presidents have faced some form of immigration-related challenge during their tenure.

For Biden, however, it comes at a time when he would rather focus on other matters.


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